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Black-tailed Horned Pit Viper

Black-tailed horned pit viper is a species of venomous snake endemic to Mexico. The species is terrestrial. There are no subspecies of this species.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Mixcoatlus
    Scientific Name Mixcoatlus melanurus


    Length 37.5 to 50 cm
    Color Ash to brownish
    Distribution Southern Mexico
    Habitat High arid tropical scrub, tropical deciduous forest, pine-oak forest
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous (giving birth to live young)
    Average Lifespan Up to 17.1 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on January 25th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 2nd June 2017.

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